The post-disaster assessment was conducted under the leadership of the Government, through the Post- Cyclone Idai Cabinet for Reconstruction, and supported by a global partnership that included the World Bank, the United Nations System and the European Union (EU), using the internationally recognized Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) methodology. This assessment counted on the participation of more than one hundred government staff members from all affected regions, who participated in the training program on the use of this methodology.

This assessment estimates that Cyclone Idai caused about 1.4 billion US dollars in total damage, and 1.39 billion US dollars in losses. The total cost of recovery and reconstruction is estimated at 2.9 billion US dollars for the 4 provinces of Sofala, Manica, Tete and Zambezia. The additional needs in Inhambane which was also affected by Idai and in Cabo Delgado and Nampula which were affected by cyclone Kenneth, raise the total recovery needs to 3.2 billion USD.